The Tell Tale Heart

The Tell Tale Heart

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  • "The Tell-Tale Heart" by: Edgar Allan Poe Name: Dominique de Castro M. Adomitis and L. Doscher Period: 4 November 20, 2017
  • Our narrator formulates the plan to kill the old man so that he can be rid of the "vulture eye" that frightens him. 
  • Hello, boy. What's on your mind?
  • I'm not crazy. I just need to get rid of the vulture eye. The only way to do it is to kill him.
  • Our narrator watches the old man and hearkens for any sound from him, waiting for the right moment to execute his plan.
  • Did I just hear something? No, it must just be my imagination.
  • My plan is brilliant. He can't even see me. Now, where is his eye?
  • He murders the old man after seven nights of watching him because his "acute" hearing causes him to feel anxious because he can hear the old man's heart beat and he is certain that the neighbors can hear it too.
  • Finally, I'm free from the evil eye. 
  • He invites the police in after they come by. His behavior is hypocritical while they are there as he tries to act like nothing out of the ordinary is happening when in fact he can "hear" the old mans hear beating beneath the floor where he hid the body. 
  • Please come in. The old man is in the country right now. 
  • Thank you. We just need to make sure that everything is alright in there. 
  • He shows the police where the body is because the sound of the old man's heart beat and the fact that he thinks the officers can hear it and are mocking him by not arresting him vexed. 
  • His heart, it's in the floor. I just didn't want to see the vulture eye anymore. 
  • A vulture is a type of bird that scavenges, right?
  • That's not important. Take him in for questioning. We'll dig up the floors later.
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